mipa Musikmesse International Press Award 2005 posted its winners. Some of the highlights:
- Best Innovative Product – Apple GarageBand
- Best E-Drums – Roland TD-12 V-Drums
- Sound Libraries – Apple Jam Pack (though I’ve heard Garritan Personal Orchestra, and it’s amazing)
- Mixing Desk (Project Studio) – Yamaha DM-2000 (beat the Mackie Onyx 1640…interesting, though the Yamaha’s list price is $20K compared to about $1800 for the Onyx 1640)
- Studio Microphone – AKG-C414 B-XLII
- Recording Software – Cakewalk Sonar 4 (beating out Logic 7 and Ableton Live 4)
- Recording I/O Devices – MOTU 828 MkII
- Recording Hardware – Digidesign Protools HD (no surprise)
yampol writes “As long as we’re talking about doubling on oboe, let’s talk about jazz oboe. The first player that comes to mind is the amazing multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, band-leader Yusef Lateef. His Eastern Sounds and Three Faces albums made a very strong impression on me. Check out the track “I’m Just a Lucky So and So” on the Three Faces album.
Anyone else have a favorite jazz oboist?
I don’t recommend the album with Bob Cooper and Bud Shank. They did an album that was jazz flute and jazz oboe. Bob Cooper played Oboe. I couldn’t bear it. I love Bob Cooper in Bob Florence’s band, and in solo albums, but his jazz Oboe….unbearable to me.
Update: 04/22 18:25 GMT by E :You know, I posted this story, and low and behold iTunes decided to put 2 of those Bob Cooper/Bud Shanks songs in my Random Selections Smart-Playlist. I still think Jazz Oboe is not cool. Hopefully someone can point me to something to change my opinion.